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Rhubarb Strawberry Granita

Fresh rhubarb and strawberries make this sweet and icy dessert such a treat. You’ll love how quickly it comes together and that it’s prepared without any special equipment. —Christen Roye, Weatherford, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min.+ freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, sugar, rhubarb and strawberries to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Strain; discard pulp and seeds.
  • Transfer syrup to an 8-in. square dish. Stir in orange liqueur; cool to room temperature. Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3 hours longer or until completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir granita with a fork just before serving; spoon into dessert dishes. Garnish with mint if desired.
Editor's Note
If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 128 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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